Taeniophyllum gilimalense Jayaw. 1963

Drawing by M.D.Dassanayake & F.R.Fosberg and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shade Hot Summer

Common Name The Gilimale Taeniophyllum {An area of Sri Lanka]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Sri Lanka in tropical wet evergreen forests by streans at elevations around 100 to 200 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing, minute, leafless and stemless epiphyte with and flattened, frleshy dark green, tortuous roots giving rise to scale like leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, peduncle apically jointed, slightly bent at the joint, .64" [1.6 cm] long, successively single, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with minute, lanceolate, acute floral bracts and carrying greenish yellow flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990